HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS)

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  1. World Aids Day

    Building an integrated workplace response to HIV and COVID-19 in Indonesia

    01 December 2020

    The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Council of the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Health, and the ILO organized eight national public dialogues with a view to finding ways to build an integrated workplace response to HIV and COVID-19 in Indonesia. The dialogues promoted awareness on workers’ safety and health during the COVID -19 pandemic, and discussed ways as well as good practices of adopting an integrated approach to HIV and COVID-19 at workplaces in Indonesia. The world of work response in Malawi was built around the SDG commitment of leaving no one behind. As part of the UN country team and in collaboration with the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, the COVID-19 response in the world of work kept its focus on women and girls, people living with HIV, persons with disability and other groups in vulnerable situations.

  2. World Aids Day

    Reaching migrant workers under VCT@WORK in Gujarat, India in times of COVID-19

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 hit millions of migrant workers hard in India. They lost livelihoods and were at a heightened risk of COVID-19 during the lockdown. Recognizing that large inter-state and rural to urban migration also aggravates the risk of HIV infection, migrant workers are a key focus of the National AIDS Control Programme in India.

  3. World Aids Day

    Advocating for an all-inclusive, inter-sectoral COVID-19 response in the world of work in Malawi

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 exacerbated inequalities in a short time. Groups already marginalized ran the risk of being further behind. The world of work response in Malawi was built around the SDG commitment of leaving no one behind. As part of the UN country team and in collaboration with the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, the COVID-19 response in the world of work kept its focus on women and girls, people living with HIV, persons with disability and other groups in vulnerable situations.

  4. News

    WORLD AIDS DAY: Global Solidarity Shared Responsibility

    01 December 2020

    We must not forget that HIV and AIDS is still very much with us, affecting over 38 million people globally, most of them of working age. We can effectively address HIV and COVID-19 together. In the hardest of times we can find new solutions…’, says Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity & ILOAIDS in her video message on World AIDS Day 2020.

  5. Health and Wellness at Work

    Guidelines for an integrated health testing approach under VCT@WORK

    30 November 2020

    These guidelines, developed as part of the ILO’s ongoing Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing for Workers (VCT@WORK), will help in adopting a more integrated approach to health, as recommended by the Sustainable Development Goal 3. An integrated approach will help in reducing stigma associated with HIV testing; and will enable workplaces to implement an overall health and wellness approach. Early diagnosis and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases will avert premature deaths and will contribute to having a healthy and productive workforce, benefiting workers, enterprises, communities and local and national economies.